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Black History Month

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central roles in U.S. history.

Please join AFAM (El Camino College’s African American Employees Network), Project Success, Black Student Union, and the Black Student Success Center as we celebrate Black History Month. Be on the lookout for emails on:

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  • Warrior Wednesdays – Information on African Americans of historical significance here at El Camino College
  • Justice Mondays – Information on disenfranchisement, police brutality and other injustices aimed towards African Americans
  • Friday Fun – During February, Friday Fun will offer games and activities celebrating African American History

Calendar of Events

Open Mic – Friday, February 18, 2022 – 3 p.m.

A program of celebration including song, poetry and reflections.

Black Student Union Eat-and-Greet – Tuesday, February 22 | 1-2 p.m.

Come celebrate Black History Month with BSU! Soul food and African/Caribbean food will be available on the Student Services Plaza.

Justice From All Sides – Wednesday, February 23, 2022 – 1 p.m.

A panel discussion featuring students of the ECC FIRST (Formerly Incarcerated Re-Entry Students Thriving) program. Join live on Zoom.

Justice From All Sides – Thursday, February 24, 2022 – 1 p.m.

A panel discussion on the various roles and experiences within the justice system, including panelists from law enforcement and a local federal judge. Join live on Zoom.

Zoom Backgrounds

Celebrate with these Zoom virtual backgrounds (click to open, right-click the image and save to your computer).

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The event grew out of “Negro History Week”, created in February 1926 by Carter G. Woodson. Since 1976, every U.S. president officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries, including Canada and the United Kingdom, devote a month to celebrating Black history.